Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Says They’re Done Rebooting Classic Horror Films

Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.

In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words:

“We’ve rebooted enough. We’ve done all of our horror movies rebooting. We’re not gonna be doing that anymore.”

Andrew Form explained what it is about A Quiet Place and original material that has them focused on this new direction:

“For us as a company, we’re always looking for original material. And the idea of finding something original was important to us… We made a film where there’s two to three minutes of talking in the movie, where sound is a full character in this movie, and it feels like audiences are really responding to those ingredients in this movie.”

You can watch the entire interview below:

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for full coverage of A Quiet Place and more details on upcoming Platinum Dunes projects as they break!

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John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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